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ENZYME entry: EC

Accepted Name
Levan fructotransferase (DFA-IV-forming).
Alternative Name(s)
2,6-beta-D-fructan D-fructosyl-D-fructosyltransferase (forming di-beta-D- fructofuranose 2,6':2',6-dianhydride).
Levan fructotransferase.
Reaction catalysed
Produces di-beta-D-fructofuranose 2,6':2',6-dianhydride (DFA IV) by successively eliminating the diminishing (2->6)-beta-D-fructan (levan) chain from the terminal D-fructosyl-D-fructosyl disaccharide
  • This enzyme, like EC and EC eliminates the fructan chain from the terminal disaccharide leaving a difructose dianhydride.
  • These enzymes have long been known as fructotransferases, so this is retained in the description (official name).
  • Since the transfer is intramolecular, the reaction is an elimination and, hence, the enzyme is a lyase, belonging in enzyme class 4.-.-.-.
PRIAM enzyme-specific profiles4.2.2.16
KEGG Ligand Database for Enzyme Nomenclature4.2.2.16
IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature4.2.2.16
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